Executive Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure Minutes

Executive Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Time:
3:00 p.m.
Place:
Mandela Room, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor L Young.
Observers:
Councillors L McGloin and V Walkington.
Officers:
R Horniman, A Hoy, D Johnson and C Lunn.
Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
18/5 STAINSBY DRAFT MASTERPLAN AND NEXT STEPS (INCLUDING STAINSBY NORTH)

The Executive Director for Growth and Place submitted a report, the purpose of which was to seek approval to proceed to the next stage of the Housing Growth Process to allow the development of a detailed masterplan and appropriate surveys.

 

The report outlined the background to the following:-

  • Endorsement of the Local Plan 2014;
  • The process followed in respect of Public Open Space and Appropriation; and
  • Summary of the consultation on the Draft Masterplan Development.

In response to the objections to the Public Open Space and Land Appropriation Notices, a report was presented to Executive on 4 September 2018.  The report outlined the Council's vision for the site and requested that, in consultation with the public, a draft masterplan be produced.

 

The following Appendices were attached to the report:

  • Appendix 1 - Stage 1 Stainsby Plan;
  • Appendix 2 - Stage 2 Stainsby Plan;
  • Appendix 3 - Stage 3 Stainsby Plan;
  • Appendix 4 - Draft Stainsby Masterplan; and
  • Appendix 5 - Impact Assessment.

In response to an enquiry from a Member regarding the appropriation and disposal of land and the consultation work already undertaken, it was explained that those individuals who had already provided feedback had been notified that further consultation activity would be taking place.  As the proposals had changed since this preliminary consultation work had been completed, some of the issues raised previously would no longer be relevant.  However, all would have the opportunity to contribute again.

 

The Executive Member felt that this had been a very good exercise and wished to formally express his gratitude to the officers involved in undertaking this work.

 

OPTIONS

 

Other potential decisions and why these had not been recommended


As the largest single housing allocation in the town, not taking forward the development at all would have a catastrophic impact on the town’s overall housing growth plans, and have economic consequences for both the town and the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan.

 

ORDERED that:


a) The draft masterplan of the Stainsby scheme be approved;


b) The re-advertisement of the appropriation of land from open space to planning purposes to demonstrate the changes to proposed developable land and road corridor at Stainsby North be approved;


c) The re-advertisement of the disposal of land held as public open space to demonstrate the changes to proposed developable land and road corridor at Stainsby North be approved;


d) The development of a detailed masterplan be approved;


e) The completion of all the required site investigations be approved; and


f) The submission of a Planning Application for the Stainton Way Western Extension be approved.

 

REASONS

 

The decisions were supported for the following reasons:

 

Following consultation with the public, the Council had produced a draft masterplan amending the vision of the Stainsby Scheme of that which was presented to Executive in September 2018.  For this reason, it was important that Executive considered the draft masterplan and approved the concepts before the Housing Growth Team commissioned the detailed masterplan and progressed with site investigations.

 

The Council proposed to develop the final detailed masterplan which would encapsulate, and enhance where required, all work and documents produced within the draft masterplan.  The final masterplan would be used as a reference design for negotiations/parameter setting with developers.  The documents would be used as the basis for a Supplementary Planning Document/Design and Development Briefs to prospective developers and/or the key reference document when negotiating outcomes with planning applicants.

18/6 NUNTHORPE GRANGE DESIGN CODE/MASTERPLAN

The Executive Director for Growth and Place submitted a report, the purpose of which was to seek approval of the adoption of the design code/masterplan, as an informal planning document, in order for the guidance to become a material consideration in any future residential planning proposals for the site.

 

 The report outlined the background to the following:

  • The Consultation Process;
  • The Consultation Responses;
  • The Design Principles;
  • The S106 Contributions;
  • The Housing Mix;
  • Issues Regarding Open Space;
  • Street Hierarchy/parking;
  • Infrastructure Provision; and
  • Proposed Amendments to the Design Code/masterplan.

The following Appendices were attached to the report:

 

Appendix 1 - Nunthorpe Grange Design Code/masterplan;
Appendix 2 - Summary of Representations; and
Appendix 3 - Impact Assessment Level 1: Initial Screening Assessment.

 

In response to an enquiry from a Member regarding plans or proposals for a Community Centre, it was explained that there would be no such facility established on this particular site.  However, other facilities, including a GP practice, would be available.  In response to a further enquiry regarding landscaping and the number of trees on the site, it was agreed that an appropriate officer would be contacted and a detailed response provided to the Member via e-mail.  

 

OPTIONS

 

Other potential decisions and why these had not been recommended


The Council must prepare Local Plans and associated planning documents under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  The adoption of the development guidance would provide developers with guidance on the Council’s requirements for the site.

The only other option was not to approve and adopt the development guidance, however, this would put the Council at greater risk of receiving inappropriate planning applications, potentially hindering the sites ability to be developed in a timely manner.

 

ORDERED

  1. That the adoption of the design code/masterplan, as an informal planning document, in order for the guidance to become a material consideration in any future residential planning proposals for the site, be approved.
  2. That an appropriate officer within the service area provide Councillor McGloin with a written response, via e-mail, to the query regarding landscaping and the number of trees on the Nunthorpe Grange site. 

REASONS

 

In accordance with the Council’s Housing Local Plan Policy H29, a draft design code/masterplan had been prepared for the development of land at Nunthorpe Grange.  The guidance had been consulted upon in accordance with the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement guidelines.  Following the stakeholder consultation, the majority of the comments related to matters which would be dealt with through the detailed planning application process.  As such, it was recommended that the guidance be adopted, therefore allowing it to become an informal planning document and a material consideration in any residential planning applications for the site, ensuring a high quality of development was achieved.

The decision(s) will come into force after five working days following the day the decision(s) was published unless the decision becomes subject to the call in procedures.
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